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Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted on 16-Oct-2019 13:36 News, Consumer Electronics

Logitech has announced its first Made for Google products, the Logitech K580 Slim Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard, Chrome OS Edition and the Logitech M355 Portable Wireless Mouse.

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted on 15-Oct-2019 11:31 News, Consumer Electronics

AC1750, AC1900 and AC3000 Smart Routers with McAfee protection combine advanced Security features and Parental Controls with sophisticated mesh WiFi technology for safer and more seamless connectivity.

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted on 19-Sep-2019 18:35 News, Consumer Electronics

Facebook is expanding the Portal family of home video-calling devices with three new models: Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV. The company also introducing a new way to make calls using WhatsApp and bringing Portal to more countries. 

Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted on 11-Sep-2019 08:46 News, Consumer Electronics

TEDx Wellington has released a powerful video featuring Whare Hauora director Hiria Te Rangi speaking at their most recent showcase of "the best ideas the capital has to offer".

Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted on 11-Sep-2019 08:38 News, Consumer Electronics

Designed for apartments, townhouses and rentals, Ring Door View Cam is a wire-free video doorbell that transforms a door viewer into a smart security device.

Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted on 20-Aug-2019 09:29 News, Consumer Electronics

The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment confirmed that Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted on 19-Aug-2019 20:14 News, Consumer Electronics

The DSP-W118 mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug not only enables users to control any attached electrical appliance in the home, but can also accept schedules.

Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted on 7-Aug-2019 17:16 News, Consumer Electronics

From September, the Vodafone TV box will be available for all Kiwi consumers to purchase in leading retailers around New Zealand - without the need for Vodafone broadband

Sure Petcare launches SureFeed microchip pet feeder
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 17:00 News, Consumer Electronics

New connected feeder helps pet owners monitor and understand eating behaviour of pets .

Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted on 8-Jul-2019 16:56 News, Consumer Electronics

Sony's noise cancellation is improved further with the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e chip and Dual Noise Sensor Technology which delivers exceptional noise cancelling performance, enabling you to hear the music and nothing else.

Sony HT-X8500 soundbar review
Posted on 8-Jul-2019 16:48 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Nothing can be more disappointing to home entertainment users than bad sound. With few exceptions (mostly on the high-end and cost side) most TV sets have very poor sound when compared to their screen quality (the Sony A1 TVs with their on-screen speakers is one of the top TVs in this respect). So I was quite happy to try the new Sony HT-X8500 soundbar with my poor sound quality TV.

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted on 17-Jun-2019 15:18 News, Consumer Electronics

TCL Electronics, one of the world's leading electronics brands, has announced the launch of its first-ever 8K TV; the 75-inch X10 QLED.

Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted on 13-Jun-2019 10:47 News, Consumer Electronics

Uber and Volvo Cars entered a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have since developed several prototypes aimed at accelerating the companies' self-driving car development. The Volvo XC90 SUV presented today is the first production car that in combination with Uber’s self-driving system is capable of fully driving itself.

Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted on 1-Jun-2019 15:32 News, Consumer Electronics

Alexa adds new features, including updated smart home controls, customisable morning and evening routines, new privacy features, and even more visual content.

Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted on 1-Jun-2019 15:26 News, Consumer Electronics

In its most significant launch in the home entertainment segment to date, Epson has now unveiled its new 4K PRO-UHD projector technology, which combines stunning levels of brightness, colour and detail to deliver an exceptional 4K experience for both the professionally installed home theatre and DIY home entertainment enthusiast alike at a very compelling price point.

Harman Kardon Allure Portable review
Posted on 17-May-2019 11:59 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Voice-activated digital assistant speakers are a more common sight around the house - and a growing market every day. Since my visite to Microsoft's house of the future in Seattle, back in the mid-2000s, I imagined living in a fully digital house, one that you control with your voice and managed through your smart devices.

Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 15-May-2019 09:11 News, Consumer Electronics

Apple Music subscribers can now enjoy Apple Music's 50 million songs on Amazon’s full range of Echo devices, including Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Show.

Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted on 14-May-2019 20:11 News, Consumer Electronics

Users can simply select the Apple TV app icon to access all of their iTunes movies and TV show purchases and browse more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows to buy or rent, including titles available in 4K HDR.

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery review
Posted on 8-May-2019 11:08 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Having installed quite a few Ring devices around the house (including the Floodlight Cam and the Spotlight Cam outside), I was interested in seeing what the new Ring Stick Up Cam offered.

Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted on 16-Apr-2019 07:58 News, Consumer Electronics

With Rugby World Cup 2019 now just a few months away and interest in the event rising, Spark Sport announces its pricing for the tournament, kicking off with a super early bird offer and revealing what matches will be available free to air.

Epson ET-2710 review
Posted on 12-Apr-2019 17:25 Reviews, Consumer Electronics

For the last few years we have used a laser printer at home. Over those years I have tested a few inkjet printers but couldn't really say I was ever happy enough with results to change devices. I was also unhappy with photo printing results on older printers. This changed when I tried the Epson ET-2710.

Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted on 10-Apr-2019 21:03 News, Consumer Electronics

With design and innovation at the forefront, the future of television technology has landed with the ground- breaking QLED 8K.

Sony launches RX0 II premium ultra-compact camera
Posted on 28-Mar-2019 20:29 News, Consumer Electronics

The new model builds upon the waterproof/dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and ultra-compact qualities of the original RX0.

BMW Group launches High Performance D3 platform
Posted on 28-Mar-2019 18:25 News, Consumer Electronics

D3 stands for Data-Driven Development, which forms the basis for the development and validation of highly and fully automated driving functions.

Huawei introduces the HUAWEI Watch GT to New Zealand
Posted on 27-Mar-2019 11:09 News, Consumer Electronics

Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced the Active Edition of the GT Watch Series during the Huawei launch event in Paris and will be offering the new HUAWEI Watch GT line up to New Zealand consumers.


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